Order a letter from Santa for someone you love this Christmas
|Published: 10th November 2010 10:58|
Santa Claus is coming to town! And this year, with the help of the NSPCC, he's sending personalised letters to children which confirm that Santa and his sleigh will be stopping off in your local town to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
The NSPCC's Letter from Santa fundraising initiative gives family and friends the chance to send someone special a magical letter from Santa for a suggested donation of £5.
Each colourful letter is beautifully illustrated and uniquely personalised with the child's name and age. The special envelope shows that it's been safely delivered through ‘Express Rudolph Mail'.
Letters can be ordered online up until December 20 and everyone who places an order this year will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win the trip of a lifetime for their family to Lapland1 thanks to the generosity of lastminute.com.
Martin Ashton, NSPCC Head of local fundraising said: "Letter from Santa adds to the joy of Christmas by bringing some extra festive magic to a special child (or big kid) in your life. The initiative also helps us to raise vital funds to support less-fortunate children who perhaps don't have such loving adults thinking of them at this time of year.
"It is important to remember that the festive season is not a time of celebration for every child. Over the Christmas period last year*, ChildLine's North West bases in Manchester & Liverpool counselled 240 children who were in danger or distress and had nowhere else to turn. By ordering a Letter from Santa, your donation will help the NSPCC deliver its national services, like ChildLine, and will make a huge difference for thousands of vulnerable children who so desperately need our support."
Also on offer is a Baby's First Christmas Letter from Santa, which is the perfect keepsake for newborns celebrating their first festive season.
To order a Letter from Santa for a child you know, either in the UK or abroad, visit www.nspcc.org.uk/santa or call 0845 839 9304. Alternatively look out for a Letter from Santa order postcard in your local Debenhams, SPAR, Thorntons or Bhs store.